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Configure single sign-on using Microsoft Azure Active Directory for Amazon Connect

Single sign-on (SSO) enables users to access multiple applications securely via a single ID and password. This reduces the headache of remembering multiple username and passwords for users in an organization. Contact Centers are no different and the ability to utilize SSO for contact center applications is a common requirement. Amazon Connect supports identity federation […]

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Simplify number management in Amazon Connect with dynamic routing

Overview of the solution Corporations today can accumulate hundreds or even thousands of telephone numbers, making it difficult to keep an accurate inventory or know the treatment for each number. Sales and marketing departments can have a different number for every marketing campaign, or customer service may have numbers for every support center. Businesses want […]

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Create and update agents in bulk with Amazon Connect

Contact center managers must often add and remove agents quickly, or manage agents as a group. The ability to do so efficiently and in bulk is essential to the timely management of contact center agents. Amazon Connect currently offers methods to perform bulk user (agent) creation and bulk user updates within the User Management functions […]

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Easily monitor call quality with Amazon Connect

When managing your contact center, call quality has a significant impact on the customer experience. If your agents take calls on Amazon Connect using the softphone over the internet, the audio quality is typically high. However, changes in networking conditions can result in varying audio quality from factors such as increased latency or packet loss.

By capturing and storing real-time call metrics, you can proactively monitor call quality. In this blog, we describe a solution which captures real-time metrics from the Amazon Connect softphone, creates easily understandable dashboards from the metrics, and makes this data searchable for further analysis.

The dashboards give your contact center supervisors and operators insights into the customer experience from both a business and operational lens. They can help you answer questions like how many calls are abnormally short, how many calls experience poor audio quality, and other common operational questions. This allows your business to take actions to improve the customer experience.

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Deter spam callers using Amazon Connect

Contact centers often receive illegitimate phone calls where the caller is pretending to be someone else by using an existing customer’s phone number.  While you might simply fail a check on a web site because you don’t have the right credentials, contact center agents are trained to be polite even when something seems amiss, so […]

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Invoke an AWS Lambda Function Alias from Amazon Connect

Amazon Connect enables you to create dynamic, personalized user engagements by integrating your contact center with AWS Lambda to access virtually any backend system, customer relationship management system, or other AWS services. Currently, Amazon Connect allows you to specify AWS Lambda functions in Contact Flows through the user interface. However, Amazon Connect calls the latest […]

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How COVID-19 has changed the way customer service leaders think about contact centers

Global emergencies dramatically shift daily routines, forcing companies to react quickly to change the way they support employees and customers. COVID-19 has changed the way we work, including the contact center space. Despite the benefits of cloud contact centers, many organizations don’t have the solutions to support virtual contact centers. This leaves companies maintaining buildings […]

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Create a mobile chat solution with the Amazon Connect mobile SDK

With the growth in smartphone usage, more and more customers are using phones as their primary means of communication. Given people are frequently using apps, customers may prefer to interact with a company via chatting through an app compared to calling customer service. By providing customers with an option to chat directly from an app […]

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Redirecting voice contacts to chat on Amazon Connect

Erin Hall, Solutions Architect, Amazon Connect This past November, Amazon Connect, our omnichannel cloud contact center service, launched a new channel for chat. The addition of chat provides businesses with more flexibility in how to engage with and delight their customers. One benefit of chat is the ability to decrease a customer’s time in queue. […]

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Preventing duplicate callback requests in Amazon Connect

Preventing duplicate callback requests in Amazon Connect Callback mechanisms are important in contact centers today because it allows callers to reserve their place in the queue without actually staying on the line. When their turn in the queue arrives, they receive an automatic callback from the contact center saving them precious time and providing an […]

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